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To what extent are children and young people involved in family law proceedings? Do they have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives?
This RightsTalk will examine how children and young people participate in family law proceedings and how these processes fulfil their right to be heard and to be free from harm.
This talk will cover recent changes to the Family Law Act (1975), which aim to better protect and engage children and young people, and the role of the joint Children’s Committee which was established to advance children’s rights in the Family Court system.
In particular, the Committee is exploring whether the Courts are fulfilling the obligations under Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child which affirms that all children capable of forming their own views have the right express their views in all matters that affect them, including in any judicial and administrative proceedings.
The Hon Chief Justice Diana Bryant AO, Family Court of Australia (pictured below, left), and His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe AO CVO, Federal Circuit Court of Australia (pictured below, right), will be speaking at the event